Work History

Work History
Jul 2011 - Present

Coach

Self-Employed

Coached over 100 clients including executives, startup founders and various professionals to foster innovation and personal development. Lead workshops and seminars on cutting edge innovation frameworks such as Lean Startup, Business Model Canvas and Disruptive Innovation.

Aug 2011 - Mar 2014

Startup Advisor

Multiple Startups

Acted as strategic advisor to multiple startups in SAAS, edtech, social networking, cleantech and other fields. Successfully advised ventures on business development, product strategies and sales strategies. Gained exposure to web development and API strategies.

Sep 2010 - Feb 2014

Entrepreneur

Vic Ventures

As member of of entrepreneurial collective Vic Ventures I created innovative solutions in social entrepreneurship. Envisioned and realized a social behaviour change venture which was funded and awarded by several European institutions for innovating sustainability. Co-designed app and gamification mechanics.

Education

Education
Sep 2014 - Sep 2015

MBA - Master of Business Administration

Ryerson University Ted Rogers School of Management

MBA in Global Business, original research on innovation frameworks.

Sep 2009 - Mar 2013

PhD - Systems Philosophy

Kingston University London

Focus on systems thinking and systems theory. Trained in high level thinking, systematic research, research presentation and teaching. 

Sep 2008 - Jul 2009

MA - Political Economy

Manchester University

Thesis on chaos theory and applications to economics and innovation.

Sep 2004 - Jul 2007

LLB - Bachelor of Laws

London South Bank University

Bachelor degree in Law.

Languages Spoken

Fluent in English, German, Persian. Conversational French and Spanish.

Professional Memberships

IAC: International Association of Coaching.

SCIP: Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals.